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Feeling a bit creative and want some Halloween fun that does’t take too long? Well, these M&M’s Halloween Eye Balls could be for you! They are certainly popular in our house. The aisles in Tesco are rammed with Halloween goodies but also plenty of opportunity to be creative and make your own treats.
Just one grab bag of M&M‘s makes nearly 100 of these Eye Balls. I used the Chocolate M&M’s as they were smaller but if you prefer the Peanut version, then just make your White Chocolate disks a little larger. Instead of using black & white food colouring to paint the ‘eye balls’, tiny balls of black and white fondant icing are just as good. Stick on with a tiny amount of sugar glue or cool boiled water.
Equipment & Ingredients:
- 2 x 150g bars of High Quality White Chocolate (I used Tesco’s Finest Cooking Chocolate)
- 1 x Grab Bag of Chocolate M&M’s
- Gel Food Colouring (Black, Red & White)
- Fine Paint Brushes
- Cool Boiled Water for painting (or clear alcohol if giving to adults)
- Baking parchment or reusable oven liner
- Optional: Clear Bags & Ribbons for giving as gifts
- Melt the White Chocolate in a heat-proof bowl over a pan of boiling water – Do not allow the boiling water to touch the bottom of the bowl.
- Spoon 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate onto the baking parchment and smooth down into a round disk – Make sure they are at least 5mm thick.
- Allow to cool slightly but not so much that it sets completely.
- Pop 1 M&M into the centre of each chocolate disk.
- While the chocolate is continuing to set, paint a black spot into the centre of each M&M. Add a white spot on top of the black.
- If the chocolate is still to set, you can place the disks (while still on the parchment) into the fridge for 20 mins.
- Finish off by painting red wiggly lines with the red food colouring coming out of the sides of each M&M.
NOTE: M&M’s are a product of the Mars Group. Mars are currently working with Fair-trade towards it commitment to having all of its cocoa supply being produced in a sustainable way before 2020. More information can be found here